Brough named as Huddersfield captain

Danny Brough has been named as the new captain of Huddersfield Giants.

Brough, 29, will take the armband for Sunday’s final regular season game against Leeds, and hooker Luke Robinson has been named as vice-captain.

Head Coach Paul Anderson said: “We have tried a few different people to lead the side out recently but I have now settled on Danny Brough as my captain and Luke will assist him as vice-captain. Both are in the leadership group, both are Internationals and both have the respect of all within our camp. 

“The responsibility of being captain is a large one at this club and I am sure that Danny will get great support from the fans as well as his teammates in the role. He is a very proud man who will lead with his actions on and off the field and ultimately his hunger to win is something that I expect to see all my players demonstrate as he consistently has this year.”

Previous captain Kevin Brown has not led the club since his pending move to Widnes was announced back in May, and the stand-off has been injured for Anderson’s entire reign in charge so far.

Brough said: “I am very proud to captain the club – it’s an honour I had thought about when I first joined the club and could see what a great bunch of players we had. Obviously it’s new to me as it’s not like Scotland where we only got together once a year – this is a day in day out responsibility and one that did take me a bit by surprise when Paul Anderson approached me yesterday but I had a think overnight as he did and I was delighted when he confirmed my role the day after. 

“I have had a chat to the lads already as a group and asked for their help as we go along which I know I will get and for now we just have to knuckle down and prepare for Sunday’s game. It will be a big crowd and it will be nice to lead us out with the armband on and the fans can be assured we will be doing all we can to get ourselves to Old Trafford in October.”

The Dewsbury-born half-back, who has played for both Scotland and England at international level, is in his third season at the John Smith’s Stadium.

He previously played in Super League for Wakefield, Castleford and Hull, after starting his career with York.

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